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Shiny Happy Sushi topped with ham....
Thank-you to everyone who commented on my first post to this group the other day. You are all so wonderful and encouraging. Your supportive words made me smile :)
So for my second post, I give you the "Shiny Happy Sushi Bento" I made today for my boyfriend's lunch.
-Spicy Thai style noodles (This is quick, easy, and a GREAT way to use leftover spaghetti noodles) flavored with sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter, and Thai chili sauce. Decorated with slices of baby lime with nori hearts.
- Corn, tomato, and mint salsa flavored with lime
- Crab and cucumber rolls leftover from earlier this week. I made the faces with little circles of ham and nori.
Theme: A happy bento for a cloudy day
Type: This is an "Aisai Bento" or "Loving wife lunch"- the kind of bento a new wife makes for her husband to take to work. Aisai Bentos are cute healthy, balanced meals with pretty colors and little (often edible) "love messages" in them. Makiki Itoh of Just Bento
calls them "sort of a grown up version of charaben".
Time: This bento only took me about 30 minutes- and that includes all the cooking :)
Cost: The net cost of all the ingredients used in this bento is less than $1
Thanks for reading everyone!
And thanks for creating such an awesome, supportive bento community